Help on my power book g4

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Onslaught, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Onslaught macrumors newbie

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    the laptop turns on gives me a grey screen with the finders simley and a folder with a question mark can anyone help?
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    smiley + ? mark = cant find start-up disk.......

    boot from your install disk, open the SUD pref pane & select your internal HD and reboot. Then check the same again, and clik the padlock to secure it from being changed :p
     
  3. Onslaught thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dont have the disc

    is it possible to get it somewhere online?
     
  4. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Just do this:

    1. Click on the Apple Menu and go to System Preferences

    2. Click on Startup Disk

    3. Select the correct startup folder. (ie. Mac OS X, 10.4.8 on Macintosh HD)

    4. Click the red dot in the top left to close out of system preferences.

    Restart to check and see if it worked.
     
  5. Onslaught thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cant do that

    cuz i cant get the the desktop period
     
  6. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    when you boot up hold down option and see if your system folder pops up.
     
  7. Onslaught thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did that i get 2 icons one an arrow going in a cirlce and one point to the left
     
  8. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Get a hold of the operating system installation CD's. You're going to need them in the future anyway for erasing the HD and doing reinstalls. Get the OS 10.3 CD's. 10.4 is too busy for the G4's processor speed; it'll make the fans run all the time.
     
  9. Onslaught thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dont have the cd how much will it cost me?
     
  10. Onslaught thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can any0one

    link me tto where i can buy the cd's
     
  11. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    This guy recommends calling Apple first:

     
  12. annk Administrator

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    I have a G4 PB, 10.4 doesn't cause much fan action for me. :confused:
     
  13. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Yeah funnily enough me neither. Tiger flies on my PB. That guy ain't got a clue - ignore him.

    David
     

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